Namibia is famous for its impressive fauna, vast interior desert and extreme natural phenomena. Proud of its moving high red sand dunes, its largest underground lake, its highest population of cheetah and legendary desert elephants and its second largest canyon in the world. Namibia happily surprises its visitors with a wide range of diverse and stunning landscapes as well as a variety of incredible sports. What is missing? ... You!
In this lesser known southern African country, the diversity of desert landscapes - the one even more stunning than the next - is breathtaking. At the wheel of your car, you will roam vast plains often without meeting another living human soul. This is a journey rich in emotion during which you may even encounter part of yourself that remained out of view before. Come and find your bearings!
Day 1 - Windhoek > Otjiwarongo (290km/4h)
On arrival at the airport you will be greeted by our representative who will hand you your route documents. After picking up your rental car, your first stretch will take you to Otjiwarongo, where you will spend the night.
Day 2 - Otjiwarongo > Etosha National Park East (330km/5h)
Take the road to Etosha National Park East. Settle the park fees for the duration of your stay in the park. The largest wildlife park in the country is characterized by low vegetation, making it one of the best places to observe wildlife in southern Africa.
Day 3 - Etosha National Park East > West (180km/3h)
Today you drive tohrough the national park from East to West and check in at your new lodge.
Day 4 & 5 - Etosha National Park > Twyfelfontein (290km/4h30)
If you wish, you can admire the petrified forest or other higher up places of Damaraland. Your destination is Under the Stars Keyi Yovikamba Camp, located 18 km van Twyfelfontein. You spend two nights in half board accommodation. It is the ideal starting point to explore the enchanting landscapes of Damaraland.
Tomorrow is a day of rest. You may want to check out the more than 3000 year old UNESCO site of rock paintings and petroglyphs of Twyfelfontein or the burnt mountain and basalt Organ Pipes.
Day 6 - Twyfelfontein > Swakopmund (340 km/6h)
En-route between Twyfelfontein and Swakopmund, you pass the coastal holiday village of Henties Bay, famous for its shark, rock and surf angling. Further down the route you will drive through the little village of Uis from where you have a lovely view of the Brandberg (burning/fire mountain), with its 2.573 meter the highest peak in Namibia. The area is famous for its unspoilt beauty and Brandberg Crystals, popular amongst hikers and wildlife enthusiasts as desert elephants, herds of zebra and springbok can be spotted here. Swakopmund is a Bavarian coastal resort at the Atlantic Ocean which has been nicknamed 'the 'gemütlige' summer capital'.
Day 7 - Swakopmund
In the morning you go on a catamaran trip to spot pelicans, seals, dolphins and even whales (June-November). Around midday you moor at Walvis Bay where your guide awaits for a 4x4 adventure. At the Walvis Bay Lagoon flamingos abound while on the Kuiseb River delta you are likely to spot some springboks. Next you head to Sandwich Harbour and via the marshes and the dunes of the central Namib Desert you return to the Waterfront of Walvis Bay where you left your car. En-route you can enjoy a lunch including oysters and beverages.
Day 8 - Swakopmund > Sesriem (300 km/4h)
Next on your programme is Kuiseb Canyon, characterized by a dried out river bed or scenic ravine which comes to life once a year, during the heavy showers the rain season brings. It forms thenatural boundary with the Namib Naukluft Reserve. On the way to Solitaire you can visit the Welwitshia plain and the lunar landscape. Arrival in Sesriem.
Day 9 - Sesriem
Before the crack of dawn you drive to Sossuvlei, the oldest desert in the world and visit the famous Dune 45. The last 5 km you can only be driven by jeep (at surcharge, to be paid on teh spot). This way you reach the 'Valley of Death'. Dinner at your lodge.
Day 10 - Sesriem > Windhoek ( 350km/5h)
You continue to Windhoek. If you feel like it you can stop at the market of Okahandja for local products and souvenirs.
Day 11 - Windhoek
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+1h (winter), no time difference (summer)
Namibian Dollar (NAD) is equivalent to the South African Rand (ZAR); 100 NAD/ZAR = 6.27 EUR & 1 EUR = 15,90 NAD (15/12/2017).
Both currencies are widely accepted.
In Namibia credit cards are convenient and widely accepted.
It is also mandatory for car rental.You can use cash South African Rands.
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- 10 nights with breakfast in the listed or equivalent hotels
- Full day excursion (8.30am - 4.30pm) Marine Dune Day in swakopmund on day 7 incl; lunch, snacks and beverages
What's not included?
Your international flights, rental car & the entry fees to the sites and parks, fuel, tips and personal expenses.
Good to Know
However being aware of the state of the roads in Namibia, we strongly recommend the Toyota Hilux. Please check pressure in your spare tire and your rental agreement. Fortune favours the prepared.